SOBCon Northwest is coming to Portland in September for its second year. The three-day conference scheduled for September 28th – 30th has just announced two additional speakers from Portland, who are getting national attention. The conference agenda is ALREADY packed with amazing speakers, check-out the full schedule for all the details.
Marry Me Maybe?
Similar to the ‘Call Me Maybe’ pop song sensation this summer, Gina Morris helped to produce a YouTube sensation. With now over TWENTY-FIVE MILLION views (and counting), ‘Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal’ can officially wear the title of VIRAL VIDEO. She’ll be at SOBCon NW for a one-on-one interview about the inspiration behind the video and how it feels to be in the national spotlight.
Gina is the owner of Radish Underground, an indie fashion boutique in Portland. She’s a self-proclaimed entrepreneur with experience in public relations, event planning and visual merchandising, and also teaches workshops and classes.
Fifty Shades of Heathman?
SOBCon NW is also thrilled to present an interview with Chris Erickson, General Manager of the Heathman Hotel. The Heathman has recently become a media darling due to a mention in popular fiction novel ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. The notably erotic tale of kinky trysts, many of which are set at the Heathman, has skyrocketed up the charts and fans are ALREADY flocking to the Heathman’s Facebook page.
Chris was also recently featured on Fox Business discussing new ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ hotel packages and the bars new signature cocktail, ‘Fifty Shades of Gin’. He claims that not only has the book boosted buzz but has also increased revenue. He’ll be on hand for the Portland SOBCon NW event and perhaps will even be able to give attendees the scoop on the movie!
Exclusive Networking Event (and Free Professional Headshots)
Also added to the docket is an exclusive networking event scheduled for September 28th from 7pm – 10pm at The Heathman, sponsored by Vitamin T. Currently only open to conference attendees and speakers, this promises to be THE networking event of the season. AND, as a special gift, SOBCon and Vitamin T will are offering free professional headshot photographs to all who attend. Stay tuned for more details on the nights festivities.
SOBCon NW runs from September 28th -30th and is one of the best learning forums for startups, small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in the US. This is the conferences second year in Portland, and will be taking place in the heart of the city, at the Urban Studio in the popular Pearl District.
The theme this year is Starting Up Strategically, and the 2 1/2 day event will include:
- 6 highly interactive and innovative Mastermind Models that will address the key elements to startup success
- 2 interviews with startup & small business influencers
- 2 panel discussions with the entrepreneurs and investors that are leading the way
- “Give Back Sunday”, where we help non-profits with our know-how and insights
- Full breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, full breakfast on Sunday
Attendance will be limited to 100, so sign up early to reserve your seat.
About the post author, Lisa Peyton
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